Eat Real Food. The best way to achieve the body you want is eat real food.
Whether you are looking to change how you feel in your clothes, looking for more energy, looking to maintain the body you have or you’re just wanting a healthy lifestyle; the Key to your success is understanding which foods to eat and when.
What do I mean by ‘real food’, I mean choose foods, snacks and drinks that will add healthy nutrients to your body. Food and drink as close to it’s natural form as possible and nutrient dense.
Here are a few thoughts:
Water instead of soda
Homemade burger instead of a drive thru burger
Apple instead of an apple pop tart
Almonds dusted with cocoa instead of Almond Joy candy bar
Fresh potato instead of boxed potatoes
Butter instead of margarine
Sliced turkey breast instead of bologna
Are you following where I’m going? The further away a food or drink is from it’s original form the less nutrition it will provide to our body. The way I learned to eat is very basic:
Begin the habit of eating every 3 hours. With each eating event, include a protein source. (Our goal is to have small eating events throughout the day.) Our metabolism looks for food (nutrition) every 3 hours. So feed it and keep it as high as possible.
Never Skip Breakfast. (with breakfast always include a protein) If we skip breakfast our body begins storing fat because the metabolic signal tells the body that we are going into starvation mode.
Suggested water goal is; half of your body weight in ounces of water daily. If you’re not drinking this much, gradually over the next few days increase water.
Don’t skip meals or snacks.
Breakfast: 100 % whole wheat Flat-out bread, (3) egg whites scrambled with spinach, onion and tomato. Roll it up into a breakfast burrito.
1st Snack: Carrots and Hummus
Lunch: Romaine Lettuce with tomato, onion, chick peas, turkey & few nuts, seeds.
2nd Snack: Almonds & Grapes
Dinner: Salmon, roasted asparagus, sweet potato and side salad.
One hour – 90 minutes before bed: One pouch Tuna.
So you may be saying to yourself, ‘I don’t think I could eat like this everyday’. Well, to be honest with you, due to our travel schedule and typical busy days we don’t either. But, we try to. So now you can see what to do and how to do it. Incorporate one new ‘real food’ meal or drinking water each week and before you know it you’ll have excellent healthy eating and drinking habits.
To Your Health!